Written by: Hannah Saul
Rather than a necessity, diapers for your baby are a luxury item. Stating this as a fact is controversial, rebuttable, and aggressive – but when you think about it, they are not needed in the same way that air, and shelter are needed for survival. You see, there is no perfect – or even close – substitute to the necessities of life. You can’t substitute food with rocks, nor could you substitute air with carbon monoxide, and expect to live. But, you could replace diapers with learning how to use the toilet. Governments would benefit by placing a tax on all baby diapers, and using that money for important public initiatives, such as building more public restrooms and infrastructures for people and babies to use so they don’t defecate themselves. The billion dollar diaper industry would do just fine in raising their prices, and this would further strengthen our economies. If you can’t afford it, you should probably find a substitute.